Context Clues

Monday-October 18th
Standard: RL.4.4
Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.

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English Language Arts4th Grade

This lesson contains 13 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

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Monday-October 18th
Standard: RL.4.4
Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases.

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Let's Make This 9 weeks FUN
1 Student will share a joke each day to start class.
We will begin participation rewards-each day you have a chance to earn 10 points. At the end of the week the person with the most points gets to choose a reward!!!

Points can be deducted (-1) if: I have to tell you to turn your camera on, You unmute your mic without permission, your laying down, not participating in discussions or class activities, not paying attention, not doing assignments for that day. 

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Essential Question
How can you use context clues and word attack strategies to help you determine the meaning of unfamiliar words?

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How can you determine the meaning of a word in a text? What are context clues?

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5 Types of Context Clues

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The meaning is not given so you must look for clues before and after the unknown word.

When the camp members went hiking, they could see a panorama of the whole valley from the top of the mountain.

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The meaning of the word is explained in the sentence.

Samuel found out the minimum wage, which is payment for work, is $8.25 an hour in some states.

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An example of the word is in the sentence or nearby the sentence.

Some animals feed on grasses, leafy plants, shrubs, and other vegetations.

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A word with opposite meaning is used in the sentence or nearby sentences.

I was not timorous, instead I was bold when I had to sing in front of an audience.

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Words with similar meaning are used in or near the sentence.

The mean giant bellowed, or roared at the people in the village.

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Lets Build an Anchor Chart
  • What are context clues
  • What are the 5 types of context clues
  • Vocabulary Strategies to use

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One of your classmates is absent. Write a short note explaining the most valuable points from today’s lesson.

Slide 13 - Open question